“Serving the children of the world”
The Kiwanis Club of Monterey carries out this mission in its broadest sense. We serve the children by making our community a better and more child friendly place and we’ve been doing this since 1926.
Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. The Kiwanis Club of Monterey is proud to serve the needs of Monterey, and its surrounding neighborhood communities. We have approximately 45 active members, meeting weekly on Wednesdays at il Vecchio Restaurant in Pacific Grove at 110 Central Avenue. Monterey’s service projects include providing books to our first graders, working at the food bank, tending to our parks, of course providing scholarships… and more.
A family of
Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. To do this, many clubs also sponsor a Kiwanis family club to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities. The Kiwanis Club of Monterey sponsors the Key Clubs of Monterey High School and at York School provides for Key Club division leadership and helps with supporting the Circle K Club at Cal-State University Monterey Bay.
Traditional & Not So Traditional
No two Kiwanis clubs look the same. Each member’s and community’s needs are different, and each club should look different. Some clubs are very traditional, with weekly meetings and a strong sense of history. Other clubs don’t meet at all and instead hold meetings online and only come together for service projects. Newer clubs may follow the 3-2-1 concept: 3 hours of service, 2 hours of social activity and a one hour meeting each month. Clubs should reflect their communities and their members and should work to meet their needs. Flexibility is key to a successful club. The Kiwanis Club of Monterey is a pretty traditional but we’re not afraid to mix it up!
Fellowship and fun
Monterey Kiwanis Membership
Kiwanis members don’t just do service—we have fun. Members make new friends by being part of a club where they attend meetings and participate in social and service events. Kiwanis clubs also provide excellent networking opportunities for professionals. Members meet new people from all over their region and the world through service projects, fundraising and by attending state, regional, and Kiwanis International conventions.